Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 1999 Clare Valley, South Australia AustraliaJim Barry
About the Winery
Located in the cool uplands of the North Mount Lofty ranges around 50 km north of Adelaide, the vineyards of Jim Barry were built in Clare in 1959. This is a family run winery focused on creating quality wines through a creative way to deal with viticulture and wine-production technology. Jim Barry Wines' 'The Armagh' Shiraz has been raised to "Excellent" in the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine VI. The Armagh was one of just four wines to be lifted to the most noteworthy classification.Peter Barry, Managing Director of Jim Barry Wines said he was "excited to have 'The Armagh' perceived along these lines. "In 1985, my family and I chose to make a benchmark Australian Shiraz from the first vineyard that my guardians, Jim and Nancy planted. We needed to bond a spot for the Clare Valley as a world class wine creating area.
Jim Barry Wines
33 Craig Hill Road, CLARE
SA, 5453, Australia
Phone: 61 (0) 8 88422261
About the Wine
The blockbuster 1998 Shiraz The Armagh displays a dark plum/garnet/purple color adding an enormous, sweet nose of dark fruits, earth, pepper, and flavor. It uncovers more tannin than the 1999 or 2000, in addition to all the focus, power, and thickness of the 1999. The 1998 has a more rough finish, yet it is, generally, a wine of more prominent profundity and measurement. While not as smooth textured as both of its more youthful siblings, it is stacked with potential. The high octane Shiraz bend called The Armagh is one of the finest cases from Clare Valley, and in addition South Australia. Rich and thick, it routinely hits 14.5-15% liquor.